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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 20, 2016 – In a newly released Optical Transport forecast report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Optical Transport equipment market is forecast to hit $15 billion by 2020 as demand for wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) systems drive growth through the entire forecast period.

“Three interrelated technology trends are expected to occur in the WDM market during the next five years,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “First, we expect an increasing amount of 200 Gbps wavelength shipments through the next five years; second, demand for flexible modulation line cards will significantly rise and become a growing share of 100 Gbps and 200 Gbps wavelength shipments; and third, we expect to see that 100 Gbps wavelength revenue will likely peak and begin its descent in the outer forecast years, due to the market’s move towards 200 Gbps wavelengths in metro applications,” added Yu.

Also included in the recently published Optical Transport 5-Year Forecast Report:
• Multiservice multiplexer and optical switch markets forecast to decline over the next five years.
• WDM (metro and long haul) market forecast to contribute all of the optical transport market growth through the forecast period.
• Demand for >100 Gbps wavelength line cards, which are mostly 200 Gbps wavelength speeds, are forecast to grow at a five-year compounded annual growth rate of 120 percent.

About the Report
The Dell’Oro Group Optical Transport 5-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the Optical Transport industry with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments, Tributary/Line or Wavelength shipments (by speed up to >100 Gbps). The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers, and optical switch equipment. To purchase this report, call Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

About Dell’Oro Group
Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets. Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions. For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit